Reverse Dictionary: MIG – MIR


MIGHT – nouns
– I-WALD † power, might; control, command; possession …a1000
– MAISTRICE † mastery; superiority, superior force or skill; a deed of might or skill; a feat …a1300, chiefly Sc.
– MAUGHT might, strength, ability …1773 Sc.
– PUISSANCE power, might, or force …1375 literary usage
– VALENCY † might, power, strength …1623
– VALLENTE † power, might …1475
– VALURE †* physical strength or ability; power, might …1574
might – verbs
– VAIL † to have might or power; to prevail …a1300
 
MIGHTILY – adverbs
– MAINLY † with force, vigour, or violent; mightily, vigorously, violently …c1275
– MATCHLY † perfectly; well; mightily …1691 Eng. dial.
– MAUGHTLY strongly, mightily …1899 Sc.
 
MIGHTY – adjectives
– BELLIPOTENT mighty or powerful in war …1635
– BIG-SHOT mighty; overbearing; overly important …Bk2006 US sl.
– JEEROOSELY mighty, big, enormous …1914 Amer. dial.
– JEEROOSLY mighty, big, enormous …1904 Amer. dial.
– KEEN † mighty, powerful, strong …a1000
– MAINFUL † powerful, mighty …a1225
– MAUGHTY mighty, powerful …1768 Sc.
– MIGHTAND † mighty, powerful …c1350
– MIGHTFUL full of might, powerful …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MIGHTIOUS †* full of might or power …c1460
– MAINFUL † powerful, mighty …a1225
– MOUGHTY mighty …1893 Amer. dial.
– OMNIPOTENT all-powerful; having full or absolute power or authority; exceedingly strong or mighty …1598
– OMNIPOTENTIARY †* omnipotent …1659
– POLLENT * powerful, strong, mighty …1869 rare
– PUISSANT possessed of or wielding power; having great authority or influence; mighty, potent, powerful, strong, forcible …a1450 arch.
– STALWORTH † brave, bold, daring, courageous, valiant, mighty …a1225 obs. exc. arch.
– TIRFUL † mighty, glorious …c1205
– VUSTING † furious; mighty, violent …1746 Eng. dial.
– WIGHT strong, robust, mighty; exercising strength, energetic …ME, now arch., Sc., & Eng. dial.
mighty – person
– MIGHTAND † a mighty or powerful person …a1400
 
MIGRAINE – see HEADACHE
 
MIGRANT – person
– MOVER a migrant, a settler; spec. a settler migrating westwards; also, a tenant farmer who resettles repeatedly as land becomes exhausted …1810 US colloq.
– PILGRIM an emigrant, a migrant, a visitor, a tourist; a newcomer, a greenhorn, a tenderfoot …1867 Amer. dial.
 
MIGRATORY – adjectives
– LAND-LOUPING rambling, migratory, shifting from place to place …Bk1902 Sc.
 
MILD – adjectives
– DAFT † mild, gentle, meek, humble …c1000
– DEBONAIR † of gentle disposition, mild, meek; gracious, kindly; courteous, affable …a1225
– HAND-TAME † tame and submissive to handling; mild, gentle …a1300
– MEEK-TASTED sweet or mild of taste …1897 Sc.
– MEETH modest, mild, gentle …Bk1905 Sc.
– MEEVERLY mild; of a gentle or modest disposition; shy, bashful; sparing in eating and drinking …1819 Eng. dial.
– MELCH mild, warm; soft and moist; applied chiefly to the weather, but also occasionally to anything soft …1790 Eng. dial.
– MELSH mild, warm; soft and moist; applied chiefly to the weather, but also occasionally to anything soft …1790 Eng. dial.
– METHEFUL † restrained, moderate; gentle, mild …c1000 obs.
– MILCH-HEARTED nervous, timid, mild, tender-hearted …B1900 Eng. dial.
– NESH † tender, mild, gentle, kind; inclined to pity, mercy, or other tender feelings …c897
– UNCAPTIOUS meek, mild …1661
– UNCHOLERIC meek, mild …1831
mild – nouns
– SKILLY AND TOKE anything mild or insipid …M19 sl.
 
MILDEW – nouns
– NILD mould, mildew, fungus …1887 Sc. 
mildew – verbs
– FADY to decay from damp; to mildew …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– MEATHEW to become covered with mildew …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MILDY to grow mouldy; to mildew …1900 Eng. dial.
 
MILDEWED – adjectives
– MILDY mouldy; mildewed …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NILDED mouldy, mildewed, musty …1903 Sc. 
– VINNED mouldy, mildewed …1825 Eng. dial.
– VINNIED mouldy, mildewed …1825 Eng. dial.
– VINNY mouldy, mildewed, musty; esp. used of bread or cheese …1796 Eng. dial.
mildewed – verbs
– VINNY to become mouldy or mildewed …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
MILD-MANNERED – adjectives
– MEEK AS MOSES, AS very patient and mild-mannered; quietly accepting …1860
 
MILDNESS – nouns
– DEBONAIRSHIP †* debonair character; mildness, gentleness, meekness; graciousness, kindness; courtesy, affability …a1240
– DEBONAIRTY † debonair character; mildness, gentleness, meekness; graciousness, kindness; courtesy, affability …a1225
– DEBONARITY † debonair character; mildness, gentleness, meekness; graciousness, kindness; courtesy, affability …a1225
– FAVOUR † lenity, mildness, mitigation of punishment; an instance of this, a lenient act …c1460
– LENITUDE † gentleness, mildness …1627
– LENITY mildness, gentleness, mercifulness in disposition or behaviour …1548
 
MILE – nouns
– HALF A QUARTER as a unit of measure: an eighth of a mile …1902 Amer. dial.
– QUARTER a fourth of a mile …1784 Amer. dial.
– SCOTCH MILE 1984 yards …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCOTS MILE 1984 yards …1790 Sc.
– YARDSTICK a road mile marker …1976 US sl.
 
MILESTONE – nouns
– MILE-STOOP a milestone …1867 Eng. dial.
 
MILITARY – see SERVICES
 
MILK – adjectives
– APRILLED of milk or beer: sour, on the point of turning sour …1790 Eng. dial.
– AWA-AWA said of milk that’s just beginning to become sour …1967 Hawaii
– BLENCHED of milk: a little sour …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLINK of milk: beginning to turn sour …1883 Amer. dial.
– BLINKED of milk: slightly soured …1916 Amer. dial.
– BLINKY of milk: beginning to turn sour …1902 Amer. dial.
– BLUE of milk: turning sour …1966 Amer. dial.
– CHANGED of milk: slightly sour …1950 Amer. dial.
– GALACTOPHAGOUS feeding on milk …1885
– GALACTOPOTIC  drinking milk …1623
– GLOBBERED of milk: curdled …1950 Amer. dial.
– GREEN of milk: tainted …1965 Amer. dial.
– LACTARY * pert. to milk …1646
– LACTEAL pert. to milk; consisting of milk …1658
– LACTEAN † resembling milk; milk-white …1659
– LACTEOUS of the nature of milk; milky; resembling milk, of the colour of milk …1646
– LACTIFIC †* producing milk …1657
– LACTIFICAL †* producing milk, yielding milk …1656
– LACTIFLUOUS flowing or abounding with milk …1774
– LACTIFORM †* like milk, in the form of milk …1681
– LACTIVOROUS * milk-devouring …1824
– MILK-PRICKED said of milk which has turned sour …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– ON THE BLINK of milk: beginning to turn sour …1967 Amer. dial.
– PAPPY soft, soaked with milk …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RUNNING †* of milk: coagulating …1495
– SKINNY prepared with low-fat or non-fat milk …1997 US sl.
– WHIGGERED of sour milk: going to whey …1958 Amer. dial.
milk – nouns
– ACKER BILK milk …1960s Brit. rhyming sl.
– ALEMNOCH milk …18C sl.
– ARMORED COW canned milk; powdered milk …20C Amer. sl.
– ARMORED HEIFER canned milk …1942 US military sl.
– ARMORED TIT canned milk …1958 US military sl.
– BABY a glass of milk …1930s US sl.
– BLACK COW chocolate milk …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BLINK slightly sour milk …1895 Amer. dial.
– BLINKY-BLUE milk, usually skimmed, which is sour or just beginning to turn sour …1944 Amer. dial.
– BLINKY-JOHN milk, usually skimmed, which is sour or just beginning to turn sour …1902 Amer. dial.
– BLUE JACK milk which is sour or just beginning to turn sour …1965 Amer. dial.
– BLUE-JOHN 1. skim milk …1869 US
2. milk which is sour or just beginning to turn sour …1905 Amer. dial.
– BLUE JOHNNY milk which is sour or just beginning to turn sour …1944 Amer. dial.
– BOOBY mother’s milk …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BOVINE EXTRACT milk or cream …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BRINDLE COW chocolate milk …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BUBBY mother’s milk …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– CANNED COW canned or condensed milk …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– CAT BEER milk …World War II Amer. sl.
– CHALK milk or cream …1934 US jocular
– CHALK WATER thin milk …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– CITY COW canned milk …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– CONTENTED COW canned milk …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– COW milk or cream …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– COW IN A TIN BARN canned milk; canned corned beef; canned beef …World War II Amer. sl.
– COW JUICE milk or cream …World War II Amer. sl.
– DIDDY human breast milk …18C colloq.
– DINNEL milk from a woman’s breast for the baby …1954 Amer. dial.
– GLASS OF COW a glass of milk …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GLASS OF MOO a glass of milk …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GLASS OF PUSS a glass of milk …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– LACHIE milk …1918 US Navy sl.
– LACTAGE † milk produce …1753
– LACTARIUM an establishment for the sale of milk; a dairy …1809
– LACTARY a dairy …1669-81
– LACTIFICATION †* the making or secreting of milk …1666
– LAPPERING the curdling of milk …1880 Sc.
– NINNY human breast milk …20C US colloq.
– PAP a mother’s milk …1828 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– PAP-MILK breast-milk …1899 Sc.
– PAPPY the female breast; the nipple; a mother’ s milk …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAG the scum that forms on boiled milk …1942 Amer. dial.
– MALLACHIE the colour of milk and water mixed together …Bk1905 Sc.
– MILKNESS dairy produce; milk …1768 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MILK TEA milk diluted with hot water and sweetened …1949 Amer. dial.
– MIXIN any milk product used in cooking …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– MOO JUICE milk or cream …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– NINNY the female breast; breast milk …1909 Amer. dial.
– NURSE breast milk …1965 Amer. dial.
– NURSEMENT breast milk …1927 Amer. dial.
– OLD MILK skim milk …1790 Eng. dial.
– PAP mother’s milk …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– POOR MAN’S COW canned milk …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– PUSS milk or cream …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– RUNNING † coagulation or curdling of milk …a1398
– SAP liquid of any sort, esp. milk or beer, taken with solid food …1685 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SATIN AND SILK milk …20C rhyming sl.
– SHOT OF COW a glass of milk …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SHOT OF MOO a glass of milk …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SHOT OF PUSS a glass of milk …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SIMPSON 1. water used in diluting milk …1871 dairymen’s usage
2. adulterated milk; inferior milk …1871
– SWEET ALICE milk or cream …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– TIDDY the breast; mother’s milk …1854 Eng. dial.
– TIN COW tinned milk ..1920s US tramps’ sl.
– TITTIE breast milk …1827 Amer. dial.
– TITTY human breast milk …18C colloq.
– YARAM milk …1567 thieves’ cant
– YARM milk …M16 UK criminals’ sl.
– YARRUM milk …1567 thieves’ cant
– YARUM milk …1567 thieves’ cant
milk – person (also see MILKMAN)
– GALACTOPHAGIST one who feeds or lives chiefly on milk; a drinker of milk …1730
– GALACTOPOTE † a drinker of milk …1626
– GALACTOPOTON † one that still drinks milk …1623
– LACTARY † ‘she that selleth milke’ …1623
– MILKAHOLIC – a person who appears to be addicted to milk …1955
– MILK-BADGER one who sells milk, and occasionally other things, from door to door …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
milk – verbs
– BING of milk or cream: to curdle, to turn sour …1860 Eng. dial.
– BLINK of milk: to turn sour …1905 Amer. dial.
– BREAK of milk: to curdle …Bk1911 Sc.
– CHASE THE COW to pass the milk …World War II Amer. sl.
– FEATHER of milk or cream: to curdle or form flakes on the surface of coffee or tea …1816 Amer. dial.
– JERK to milk a cow …1965 Amer. dial.
– JERK THE COW(S) to milk a cow …1965 Amer. dial.
– JERK THE TITS to milk a cow …1965 Amer. dial.
– LAPPER of milk or blood: to clot, to coagulate, to curdle …1768 Sc.
– LOBBER of milk: to curdle, to coagulate, to sour and become thick …1856 Amer. dial.
– LOPPER of milk: to curdle, to coagulate, to sour and become thick …1889 Amer. dial.
– LOSE AN EYE of milk: to turn sour …1967 Amer. dial.
– MILK OVER THE FENCE to steal milk from neighbours’ cows …c1870 Brit. sl.
– MILK THE COW WITH A SPANNER to open a tin of milk …20C Royal Navy sl.
– PAIL to milk (a cow) …1892 Amer. dial. online
– PUT OUT THE MILLER’S EYE to add too much water or milk to any mixture …1839 Eng. dial.
– QUAIL of milk, beer, etc.: to turn sour or flat …1819 Eng. dial.
– SIMPSON to dilute milk with water …1872 sl.
– SIMPSONISE to dilute milk with water …1871 dairymen’s usage
– SIMPSONIZE to adulterate milk by adding water …1871 sl.
– YIELD of a cow: to give milk …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.
milk – phrases
– PASS THE ARMORED COW pass the canned milk …Bk1944 service sl.
 
MILKING – nouns
– DIDDLE-DANDERS the four fingers of the hand on the teats of a cow in the action of milking …1865 Eng. dial.
 
MILKMAN – person
– CHALKER a London milkman …c1850
– DAIRY QUEEN a homosexual milkman …1960s US gay sl.
– MILKIE, MILKY a milkman …1886
– MILKO, MILK-OH a milkman …1907 sl., orig. Aust.
– SIMPSON a milkman …L19 Brit. sl.
 
MILK-PAIL – nouns
– BALLYCOG a milk-pail …Bk1898 Sc.
 
MILKSHAKE – nouns
– CABINET a milkshake made with ice cream …1957 Amer. dial.
– COW JUICE RUMBA a milk shake …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 
MILKY – adjectives
– LACTACEOUS †* milk-like, milky …1656
– LACTESCENT becoming milky; having a milky appearance …1668
milky – nouns
– LACTESCENCE a milky appearance; milkiness …1684-5
– LACTESCENCY † a milky appearance …1757.
milky – verbs 
– LACTESCE †* to become milky …1696
 
MILKY WAY – nouns
– LACTEOUS CIRCLE † the Milky Way …1646
– MILKMAID’S PATH the Milky Way …1820 Sc. & Amer. dial.
– MILKMAID’S WAY the Milky Way …1820 Sc.
 
MILLER, MILLING – person
– DUSTY-POLL † a nickname for a miller …1518
– MOLINOLOGIST an expert in or student of mills and milling …1965
– MOLTER, MOOLTER a miller …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MOOTER a miller …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MOOTER-THE-MELDER a miller …1836 Sc.
– MOOTHER a miller …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MOULTER a miller …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MOUTER, MOUTRE, MOWTER a miller …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MOUTHER a miller …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
MILLINER – person
– MANTALINI a male milliner …M19 sl.
– MILANER † a milliner …1811 Eng. dial.
– MODIST a person who designs, makes, or sells fashionable articles of clothing for women; a fashionable dressmaker or milliner …1852 US
– MODISTE a person who designs, makes, or sells fashionable articles of clothing for women; a fashionable dressmaker or milliner …1802
 
MILLION – adjectives
– MILLIONOUS †* numbered by the million; counted in millions …1666
 
MILLIONAIRE – person
– MILLIONIST a millionaire …1903 Amer. dial.
– MONEYBAG LORD an ennobled millionaire or successful businessman …L19 sl.
– MONEY-BUG a millionaire …c1898 sl., orig. US
– ROCKEFELLER an immensely rich person; a millionaire …M20
– TINMAN a very rich man; a millionaire …L19 sporting sl.
 
MILLIPEDE – nouns
– THOUSAND-LEGGED WORM a millipede or a centipede …1850 Amer. dial.
– THOUSAND-LEGGER a millipede or a centipede …1918 Amer. dial.
– THOUSAND-LEGS a millipede or a centipede …1807 Amer. dial.
 
MIME, MIMIC, MIMICRY – adjectives
– PANTOMIMIC of the nature of pantomime or mimicry; expressed by dumb show …a1680
mime, mimic, mimicry – nouns
– ACT a dramatic mimicking …Amer. sl.
– MANNERING mimicry, mockery …Bk1905 Sc.
– PANTOMIMICRY † significant gesture without speech; mime …1728
– TAKE-OFF a mimicking expression; an imitating; a parody; a caricature …1846 US colloq.
mime, mimic, mimicry – person 
– LYREBIRD a liar; a mimic …20C Aust. sl.
– MONKEY a mimic; a person who acts comically; a mischievous person; a rascal, a scamp …1589
– OFF-TAKE one who exposes others to ridicule; a mimic, one who takes off others …Bk1905 Sc.
– PANTOMIME a mimic actor; one who represents his meaning by gestures and actions without words …1615
– PANTOMIMIC a mimic actor; one who represents his meaning by gestures and actions without words …1617
– PANTOMIMIST a mimic actor; one who represents his meaning by gestures and actions without words …1838
– SPAE a wag; a mimic; a buffoon …Bk1914 Sc.
– TAKE OFF a mimic, one apt at hitting off personal peculiarities or laughable incidents, practical ‘quiz’; a satirist; a punster …Bk1873 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– ZANY  an imitator or mimic; esp. a poor, bad, feeble, or ludicrous imitator …1606
mime, mimic, mimicry – verbs
– GAMF to mock, to mimic …Bk1900 Sc.
– GAMP to be foolishly merry, to laugh loudly; to mock, to mimic …1825 Sc.
– GAUMP to be foolishly merry, to laugh loudly; to mock, to mimic …1825 Sc.
– GAWMP to mock, to mimic …1825 Sc.
– HARM to mock or imitate in speaking; to mimic …1806 Eng. dial.
– MANNER to mock; to mimic …1820 Sc.
– MAUK to mimic, to mock …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MAWNER to mimic …Bk1905 Sc.
– MIMICATE † to mimic; to pretend, sham …1824 Sc.
– MINT to hint at, to insinuate, to suggest; to mimic, to imitate …1703 Sc. & Eng. dial.  
– MONKEY * to ape the manners of, to mimic; to mock, to ridicule …a1658
– PAGEANT †* to imitate as in a pageant or play; to mimic …1606
– PLAY THE APE to imitate, esp. in an inferior or spurious manner, to counterfeit, to mimic the reality …1579
– TAKE OFF to imitate, to mimic, to parody, to ridicule …1750 sl.
 
MINCE – verbs
– MINCH to mince; to cut into very small pieces …1660 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MINSH to mince; to cut into very small pieces …1660 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
MINCING – adjectives
– FALALDRAN affected, mincing …1865 Eng. dial.
– MIMPING affected, mincing; dainty, fanciful about food …1871 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MIMPY affected, mincing; dainty, fanciful about food …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NICKY-NACKY trifling, trivial, useless; troublesome; speaking in an affected or mincing manner …1818 Sc.
mincing – nouns
– MINK-MIMP an affected or mincing manner of speaking …Bk1903 Eng. dial. 
mincing – verbs 
– MICH to mince one’s words; to use mincing language …1877 Eng. dial.
– MIMP to speak or act in an affected or mincing manner; to toy or play with one’s food in an affected manner …1861 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MINCE to walk or dance with short steps, in a mincing or affected manner …1890 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MINCH to walk mincingly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NANTLE to hold oneself erect; to go about in a mincing, conceited, affected fashion …1841 Eng. dial.
 
MIND – adjectives
– UNTIGHT † of the mind: wandering, infirm …1815 Sc.
nouns 
– CAP the mind …1950s US Black sl.
– DRY BRAIN a barren mind …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– EVAGATION † a wandering of the mind, thoughts, etc. …c1425
– EVER-LOVING one’s mind …1960s sl.
– MEMORY BOX the mind …1990s Aust. sl.
– MENTIMUTATION †* a change of mind …1650
– MIZZARD the head; the mind; the mouth …1877 Amer. sl.
– SECOND MIND the unconscious mind …1820s US Black sl.
– THINK BOX the brain, the mind …1892 Amer. dial.
– THINKER the brain, the mind …1886 Amer. dial.
– THINK PIECE the brain, the mind …1949 Amer. dial.
– THINK TANK the brain, the mind …1888 Amer. dial.
– TILLAGE the culture of the mind or spirit …1555
– UPSTAIRS the mind, esp. as regards its intelligence …1920s US sl.
– WIG the mind …1950s Amer. sl.
mind – verbs
– SHIFT to change one’s mind …1979 Amer. dial.
 
MINDFUL – adjectives
– GANGAG’OUS careful, mindful …1842 Eng. dial. 
– MEMORIOUS † having a good memory; mindful of …1599 obs. or arch. rare
 
MIND ONE’S OWN BUSINESS – verbs
– KILL ONE’S OWN SNAKES to mind one’s own business …1928 Amer. dial.
– PULL YOUR HEAD IN to mind one’s own business …1944 Aust. sl.
– SHINNY ON ONE’S OWN SIDE to mind one’s own business …1866 Amer. dial.
– WEED ONE’S OWN ROW to take care of oneself; to mind one’s own business …1856 Amer. dial.
 
MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS – phrases
– BUTT OUT! mind your own business …Bk2006 US sl.
– DON’T HAM IN! mind your own business! …1967 Amer. dial.
– DO YOUR OWN TIME! mind your own business! …20C US sl.
– GO CHASE YOURSELF! mind your own business …1883 Amer. dial.
– GO LAY AN EGG mind your own business! …Bk1934 college sl.
– GO MILK A DUCK mind your own business! …Bk1934 college sl.
– GO ON WITH YOUR BARROW mind your own business; ‘get along with you’ …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– GO PEDDLE YOUR BLARNEY! mind your own business …1965 Amer. dial.
– GO PEDDLE YOUR CUCUMBERS! mind your own business …1965 Amer. dial.
– GO PEDDLE YOUR FISH mind your own business! …Bk1934 college sl.
– GO PEDDLE YOUR FISH IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD! mind your own business …1965 Amer. dial.
– GO PEDDLE YOUR OWN APPLES! mind your own business …1965 Amer. dial.
– GO PEDDLE YOUR PAPERS! go away! mind you own business! …1938 Amer. dial.
– GO PEDDLE YOUR PEACHES! mind your own business …1965 Amer. dial.
– GO PEDDLE YOUR PEANUTS! mind your own business …1965 Amer. dial.
– GO PEDDLE YOUR WARES ELSEWHERE! mind your own business …1965 Amer. dial.
– GO ROLL YOUR HOOP mind your own business! …Bk1934 college sl.
– GO SELL YOUR PAPERS! go away! mind you own business! …1965 Amer. dial.
– KEEP YOUR NOSE OUT OF MY BEESWAX mind your own business …1965 Amer. dial.
– MEND YOUR OWN SHOES mind your own business …1967 Amer. dial.
– MIND YOUR OWN P’S AND Q’S mind your own business …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– MIND YOUR P’S AND Q’S mind your own business …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– M.Y.O.B. mind your own business …20C US
– NEB OUT! mind your own business …1968 Amer. dial.
– NONE OF YOUR PALAVER no business of yours …20C
– PEDDLE YOUR DUCKS SOMEWHERE ELSE! mind your own business …1965 Amer. dial.
– PEDDLE YOUR OWN FISH! mind your own business …1932 Amer. dial.
– PEDDLE YOUR OWN WAGON mind your own business …1966 Amer. dial.
– P.M.Y.O.B. please mind your own business …20C US
– PULL YOUR HEAD IN! mind your own business! …1942 Aust. sl.
– PULL YOUR OWN LITTLE RED WAGON mind your own business …1966 Amer. dial.
– RUN YOUR OWN LITTLE RED WAGON mind your own business …1966 Amer. dial.
– SHINNY ON YOUR OWN SIDE mind your own business …1942 Amer. dial.
– STAY IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD mind your own business …c1950 Amer. dial.
– STAY OUT OF THE KOOLAID! mind your own business! …1995 US sl.
– TEND TO YOUR LITTLE RED WAGON mind your own business …1966 Amer. dial.
– TEND TO YOUR OWN BEESWAX mind your own business …1965 Amer. dial.
 
MINE (pit) – see MINING
 
MINE (explosive) – nouns
– BALLBREAKER a kind of antipersonnel mine …1971 US military sl.
– BUTT-BUSTER an antipersonnel mine …1974 US Army sl.
– DAISY CHAIN a series of (Claymore) mines attached to each other and rigged for sequential detonation …1950 UK sl.
mine (explosive) – person 
– ASHCAN PATROL mine layers, units of the US Army …1948 US army sl. 
 
MINGLE – verbs
– ADMIX to mingle with something else; to add as an ingredient …1533
– ADMIXT †* to mingle with something else; to add as an ingredient …1570
– DO AROUND to busy oneself; to bustle about; to mingle with others, to go from place to place …1905 Amer. dial.
– DO ROUND to busy oneself; to bustle about; to mingle with others, to go from place to place …1905 Amer. dial.
– MASH † to mix, to mingle …a1591
– MEDLEY to mix, to mingle …1861 Eng. dial.
– MELL to mix; to mingle …1787 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MENG to mix, to mingle, to blend …1677 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MING to mix, to mingle; to knead or mix the ingredients of bread …1840 Sc. & Eng. dial. 
– MINGSE to mix, to mingle …1897 Sc.  
 
MINGLED – adjectives
– ADMIXT mingled with; added as an ingredient …c1420
– MASLIN † mixed, mingled …1544 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– MENT † mixed, mingled …1783 Eng. dial.
– YBLENT † blended, mingled; confused, blurred …1426
 
MINGLING – nouns
– ADMIXTION the mingling of one thing with another; the addition of an ingredient …1432-50
– ADMIXTURE the mingling of one substance with another, or of adding as an ingredient …1605
– IMMISTION † intimate mixture or mingling …1658
 
MINING – adjectives
– HOT especially rich in minerals or other deposits; profitable …1855 Amer. mining sl.
mining – nouns 
– BAL a mine; the surface of a mine …c1600
– BARGH † a mine …1693
– CABOONER a rich strike in mining …1945 Amer. dial.
– COAL HOLE a coal mine, esp. a closed mine …1997 US sl.
– GOPHER HOLE a small mine or mine opening; a shallow or haphazardly dug excavation …1889 Amer. dial.
– MINERY mining works; the locality of the mines …1898 Eng. dial.  
– PAIR a gang of miners …1895 Eng. dial.
mining – person
– BACK-OVERMAN in coal mining: an overman who has the immediate inspection of the workings and workmen during the back-shift (the second shift for the day) …1876 Brit.
– BADGER a lead miner, spec. one who lives in a dugout close to the diggings; esp. in Wisconsin …1833 US colloq.
– BAL-GIRL a girl who works on the surface at a mine …1812
– BAL-MAID a girl who works on the surface at a mine …Bk1882 Eng. dial.
– BAL-MAIDEN a girl who works on the surface at a mine …Bk1882 Eng. dial.
– BANDSMAN a miner, from the circumstance of working in connection with the ‘band’ or flat rope by which the coal, etc. is hoisted …1852
– BANKER a man who works on the pit-bank, as opposed to miners working in the pit …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BANKMAN  an overlooker above ground at a coal-mine …1598
– BANK-MANAGER †* in mining: the superintendent at a pit’s mouth …1884
– BANK-RIDERS men who ride the coal-wagons or trucks moving on self-acting inclines, or inclines worked by ropes and hauling engines, on the surface or ‘bank’ of a pit …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BANKSMAN in mining: a person who works at the mouth of a pit, supervising the loading of coal and the lowering and raising of the cage …1486
– BAR a local judge amongst miners, a barmaster …a1661
– BARGAIN-MAN in mining: a man who works by the ‘bargain’ at special work, such as stone or coal drifting, rolleyway making, etc. (bargain – a piece of work to be done at a certain price) …1858
– BARGAIN-TACKER the foreman who undertakes the work in a section of a lead mine …Bk1898 Sc.
– BARGAIN-TAKER in mining: a man who works by the ‘bargain’ at special work, such as stone or coal drifting, rolleyway making, etc. (bargain – a piece of work to be done at a certain price) …1897
– BARGEMASTER in mining, the surveyor …Bk1795
– BARGHMASTER a local judge amongst miners; a surveyor of mines …1662
– BAR-MASTER a local judge amongst miners; one who who grants mines and fixes the boundaries; the person that measures the ore …1662
– BARROW-MAN a putter; one who puts the tubs of coals from the working places to the cranes, flats, or stations, whence they are taken by horses along the main or rolleyways to the shaft …Bk1892 Eng. dial.
– BEACHER in NZ: a miner who works among the black-iron sands found on the beaches …1930
– BEARER a person, usually a woman or girl, who formerly carried coal in baskets from the workings to the shaft, and in many cases up the ladders to the surface; the bearer was usually the miner’s wife or daughter …Bk1890 Sc.
– BERGHMASTER a bergmaster; the chief officer among the Derbyshire miners …Bk1795
– BERG-MASTER an officer amongst the Derbyshire miners …Bk1717
– BERMAN †* a miner …1677
– BEVIN BOY in Britain, during World War II: a young man of age for military service, but selected by lot to work in a coal-mine …1944
– BINDER one who undertakes to keep a mine open …1849
– CALLER an official at a colliery whose duty it was to go round from house to house to call up the men for work …1843 Eng. dial.
– COAL-PUTTER – in mining: a person who propels a loaded coal-hutch from the coal-face to the pit-bottom by means of a series of shoves or pushes; ‘a man or boy who assists a drawer to take his hutch along a difficult part of a drawing-road’ …1842 Sc.
– FACE MAN one who works in a specific part of a mine …1921
– GAITSMAN a workman employed in a coal-pit for making the passages or roads …1825 Sc.
– GALLOPER an assistant superintendent …Bk1962 Amer. coal miners’ sl.
– GANG RIDER * a person who rides on the trains of an underground railway, esp. in a mine, and has responsibility for giving signals, operating couplings and track switches, etc. …1866
– GASMAN * in coal mining: a man responsible for checking a mine for firedamp …1876
– GATES-MAN  one employed in a coal-pit to make the passages …a1649
– GEORDIE * a coal miner, esp. one from Tyneside or a neighbouring region of north-east England …c1760
– GEORDIE-MARROW a coal miner …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– GETTER a person who extracts material from a mine, quarry, etc.; spec. a coal miner who extracts the coal after a seam has been undercut …1688
– GRASS CAPTAIN the supervisor of the surface operations of a mine …1778 Eng. dial.
– GROUNDHOG a person who customarily works underground, esp. a miner or caisson worker …1926 Amer. sl.
– HABILITATOR in the western mining districts of the U.S.: one who advances money or property for working a mine, under contract with its proprietors …Bk1889
– HAGGER a coal-hewer …1894 Eng. dial.
– HALF-MARROW in mining, a partner …1847
– HATTER a miner, esp. a gold miner, who works independently rather than with a partner …1853 Aust. & NZ
– HAY BARBER one who works on a farm or ranch during the summer, and as a miner during the winter …1949 Amer. dial.
– HAY JOHN one who works on a farm or ranch during the summer, and as a miner during the winter …1943 Amer. dial.
– HEAVER a collier who superintends the coal-pit …1790 Eng. dial.  
– KALSOMINER a person who claims mining experience and skills he does not have …1964 Can. sl. 
– KECKER an overseer at a coal-mine …1855 Eng. dial.
– MINDER a miner …1867 Eng. dial.
– MOOR-MASTER a superintendent or manager of a mine …1864 Eng. dial.
– SPADIARD † a labourer in the Cornish tin-mines, so called from their spades …1610
– SPADIER † a labourer in the Cornish tin-mines, so called from their spades …1706
– SPALIARD, SPALLIARD †* a labourer engaged in tin-mining …1625
– SPALLER in mining: a person employed in spalling (breaking ore into smaller pieces) …1843
– SPALLIER †* a labourer engaged in tin-mining …1836
– TAKER in Derbyshire lead mines: a miner who takes possession of a mere (portion of ground), after the ‘founder’ has taken his mere; one who takes up a claim …1601
– TALLY-SHOUTER in mining: one who shouts out the numbers on the tallies to the weigher …1883
– TAMPER in mining: one who tamps or prepares for blasting …1864
– VANNER in mining: one who tests the quality of ore by washing it on a shovel …1671
– VEERER in mining: an old word for ‘banksman’; a supervisor …Bk1883 Eng. dial.
– WAGGONER, WAGONER in mining: a man in charge of a horse who arranges railway trucks in pit sidings …1886
– WAITER-ON a person who attends as banksman at a sinking pit, or who attends to the signals and other work about the shaft top in the absence of the banksman …Bk1893 Eng. dial.
– WALER in coal mining: a boy who picks out stones, pyrites, etc. from the good coals …1825
– WINNACEMAN in coal-mining: a windlass operator …1730 Sc.
mining – verbs
– GOPHER to prospect or mine in a random or unsystematic manner …1889 Amer. dial.
– GOPHER AROUND to prospect or mine in a random or unsystematic manner …1905 Amer. dial.
– HABILITATE to furnish with means, esp. with the working of a mine …1824
– SALT to misrepresent the value of a mine by introducing ore from else where …1862 sl.
 
MINISTER – person
– ADMINISTER † one who administers or ministers to others; a minister or administrator …1506
– BENNIMAN a minister, the prayer man …1931 Sc.
– BLACK BREEKS a minister …1894 Sc.
– BLACKCOAT a minister of religion …1616
– CHEAP PRIEST  an unlicensed minister or lay person officiating at irregular marriage ceremonies …a1779 Sc.
– KAHUNA a priest of the native Hawaiian religion, a wise man, a minister; now esp. a sorcerer …1873 Hawaii
– LADS IN BLACK the clergy, ministers …1821 Sc.
– MAS JOHN a jocular or contemptuous term for a Scottish Presbyterian minister, in contradistinction to an Anglican or Roman clergyman …1661 arch.
– MES JOHN a Presbyterian minister …1702 Sc.
– MINISTELLO a poor, petty minister …Bk1881 
– PAPER MINISTER a minister who reads his sermons …1854 Sc. colloq.
– READING PRIEST a minister who reads his sermon …1897 Eng. dial.
– UPSTANDER a parish minister …1884 Sc.
 
MINNESOTA – nouns
– COW COLLEGE Agricultural School (of the University of Minnesota) …Bk1913 Amer. dial.
– HOME St. Paul, Minnesota …L19 US criminals’ sl.
– NEW ENGLAND OF THE WEST the State of Minnesota …Bk1902 Amer. sl.
Minnesota – person 
– GOPHER a member of the Junior class at the University of Minnesota …Bk1913 Amer. dial.
 
MINNOW – nouns
– BAGGIE n. the minnow …1808 Sc.
– BAG-MENNON a large minnow …Bk1898 Sc.
– BAGREL a minnow …Bk1898 Sc.
– JACK BARREL a minnow …L19 nautical sl.
– TIDDLER any small fish, often specifically the minnow or stickleback …1885 sl.
 
MINOR – adjectives
– BUSH-LEAGUE inferior, minor, unsophisticated …N. Amer. colloq.
minor – person
– QUAIL a girl under the legal age of consent …1976 US sl.
– WARD a minor under the control of a guardian …1433
– WARD IN CHANCERY a minor for whom a guardian has been appointed by the Court of Chancery or who has become directly subject to the authority of that Court …1837
– WARD-MINOR  a minor under the control of a guardian …1731 Sc.
– WARD OF COURT a minor for whom a guardian has been appointed by the Court of Chancery or who has become directly subject to the authority of that Court …1790
 
MINSTREL – nouns
– ETHIOPIAN OPERA a minstrel show …E20 US sl.
– GIG SHOW, JIG SHOW (usually offensive) a coloured minstrel show …1926 Amer. dial.
minstrel – person 
– BARD a strolling musician or minstrel …1449 Sc.
– BEIRD a bard, a minstrel …1825 Sc.
– ETHIOPIAN SERENADER a Black minstrel …E20 US sl.
– GLEEMAN  a professional entertainer at social gatherings; especially, a singer, musician, or minstrel … c897
– JOCKEY † a strolling minstrel or beggar…L17 Sc. obs. exc. hist.
– JOCULAR † a professional jester or minstrel …LME
– JOCULATOR † a professional jester or minstrel …LME obs. exc. hist.
– MUSICAL MOKE a Black minstrel who plays a number of different instruments in succession …1895 Amer. sl.
– TAMBO the tambourine-player in a Black minstrel troupe …1884
– VERGER a minstrel appointed to the position of director of his troupe …1469
 
MINUTE (small) – adjectives
– ATOMIC like atoms in size; minute, tiny …1809
– DEARY small, minute, little, undersized, puny …1691 Eng. dial.
– DEARY LITTLE small, minute, little, undersized, puny …1790 Eng. dial.  
– DIMINUTE * diminutive, minute, small …1611 
​- EXIGUOUS scant in measure or number; extremely small, little, diminutive, minute, slender …1651
– FLISKY minute, small; of rain: fine, drizzling …19C Eng. dial.
– MINKIE minute, small …1892 Sc.  
– PILULOUS like a pill in size; small, insignificant, minute, trifling …1872
– TEENTY very small or tiny, minute …1812 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– TINTSY-WINTSY minute, tiny, very small …1901 Amer. dial.
minute (small) – nouns
– ACE a single point, a minute portion; a jot, a particle, an atom …1528
– HILUM † something very minute …1659
– MIDGY’S EE a minute thing …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NEEDLE’S EYE a minute opening or space …1579
– PARVITUDE † an absolutely small or minute thing …1653
– PIMPLE IN A BENT, A † something very minute, small, or trivial …1807
– TITTLE the smallest or a very small part of something; a minute amount …c1400
 
MINUTE (time) – nouns
– MINENT a minute …1842 Sc.   
 
MINUTELY – adverbs
– INCH-SMALL inch by inch, little by little, minutely …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– TIGHTLY thoroughly, closely; minutely …1883 Sc.
 
MINUTENESS – nouns
– PARVITUDE littleness, smallness, minuteness …1657
– PARVITY † littleness, smallness, minuteness …1620
 
MIRACLE – nouns
– MARVEL † a miracle, indicating divine intervention …a1300
 
MIRACULOUS – adjectives 
– IMMIRACULOUS non-miraculous …1880 nonce word
– TERATICAL relating to marvels or prodigies; incredible, wonderful, miraculous …1722
 
MIRAGE – nouns
– WITCH WATER a mirage on hot pavement; heat waves on the road …1946 Amer. dial.
 
MIRE – nouns
– ADDLE stinking urine, or other liquid filth; mire …a1000
– ELT mud, mire …1928 Sc.
– GAG a filthy mass of any substance, liquid, or semi-liquid; mire, mud …1866 Sc.
– KAIR † a mire, a puddle …1808 Sc.
– LAGGER mire, mud, a soft, muddy place …1866 Sc.
– LAIR † clay, mire, mud …a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– LARE a wet, muddy or boggy spot; a mire …a1976 Sc.
– LOBLOLLY ooze, mud, a mud-hole, mire; a slushy mess …1865 Amer. dial.
– PANT mud, mire …1895 Eng. dial.
– SLUTCH † mud, mire, slush …M17 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
mire – person
– WARDY-DRAGGEL – a person much draggled with mire …Bk1845 Sc.
mire – verbs
– BOG A BUZZARD’S SHADOW to mire down even the lightest thing …1938 Amer. dial.
– BOG THE SHADOW OF A BUZZARD to mire down even the lightest thing …1898 Amer. dial.
– IMMIRE † to immerse in mire …1611
– LAIR to stick or sink in mire or bog …a1572
– LARE to stick or sink in mire or bog …a1572
– SLONK † to wade through or sink in mire; to make a splashing noise as when walking with shoes full of water, or when wading through mire …1824 Sc.
– WALTER to mire or get stuck in a boggy road, or a swampy place …1880 Eng. dial.
 
MIRROR – adjectives
– GLASS-GAZING addicted to viewing oneself in a glass or mirror …1605
– PEEKABOO of a mirror: see-through from outside the room …1992 US sl.
mirror – nouns 
– BERYL-GLASS † a mirror …1540
– GAPER a mirror …1931 US sl.
– GAPPER a mirror; used to describe one used by prisoners to watch for approaching guards while the prisoners do something which they ought not to do …1934 US prison sl.
– GLAZE a mirror …L18 sl.
– ISING the silvering of a looking-glass …1856 Sc.
– KEEKING-GLASS a looking-glass …a1724 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– MIRROR GLASS a mirror …c1938 Amer. dial.
– MIRRORING-GLASS a mirror; a looking-glass …1863 Eng. dial.  
– PEEPER a looking-glass …c1670 sl.
– QUEER PEEPER a badly made, hence distorting mirror …L17 sl.
– RUM PEEPER. a silver looking-glass …L17 cant
– SCREENING-GLASS a looking-glass …1866 Eng. dial.
– SHOWER † a mirror …a1200
– SNAKE IN THE GRASS glass; orig., a looking glass, but later, a drinking glass …M19 Brit. rhyming sl.
– TOOTING-GLASS † a looking-glass …c1560
 
MIRTH – nouns
– BAUDERIE, BAUDERY † gaiety, jollity, mirth …c1386
– DAFT-DAYS days of mirth and amusement; Yuletide …1816 Sc.
– DAFTRIE † fun and frolic; mirth …1866 Sc.
– GALDERS noisy mirth …1898 Sc.
– GALE † singing, a song; merriment; mirth …c1200
– GALLAFER noisy, boisterous jollification; loud mirth …1898 Sc.
– GALLIARDISE gaiety, mirth, revelry; also, a merry trick …c1570 arch.
– GALLIARDISM gaiety, mirth, revelry …1745
– GAME AND GLEE † amusement, delight, fun, mirth, sport …a1200
– JOLLIMENT † mirth, merriment, jollity, gaiety …1590 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– MAN-DREAM † human joy, loud mirth …c1205
mirth – verbs
– RAFF to be full of mirth or fun; to abound with boisterous good spirits …1824 Sc.
 
MIRTHFUL – adjectives
– FESTIVOUS festive, jovial, merry, gay, mirthful …1654
– GAY of persons, their attributes, and actions: full of joy and mirth; light-hearted, exuberantly cheerful, sportive, merry …a1310
– HEARTSOME full of mirth, merry, cheerful, lively, light-hearted, joyous; pleasant, genial …1724 chiefly Sc.
– JOCANT † mirthful, merry, gay, jocund …c1440
– JOCOCIOUS jocose, mirthful; humorous, fond of joking …1790 Eng. dial.
– LAUGHFUL full of laughing; mirthful …1825
– LAUGHSOME of persons: addicted to laughing, mirthful …1620
– RIANT smiling, laughing, mirthful, cheerful, gay …1567
 
MIRY – adjectives
– GUTTERY miry, muddy …1808 Eng. dial.
– LAGGERING miry, apt to bemire …1866 Sc.
– LAGGERY miry, muddy …1825 Sc.
– LAIRED dirtied, made miry, choked up with mud …1849 Eng. dial.
– LAIRY boggy, miry, swampy …1700s
– SUMPY boggy, miry, swampy …1829 Eng. dial.